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Kabul Afghan Cuisine

135 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070-2403
+1 650-594-2840
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“kabobs” (21 reviews)
“meat sauce” (12 reviews)
“kebab” (21 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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135 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070-2403
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Kabul Afghan Cuisine restaurant and were blown away, Every aspect was excellent. It was very crowded when we went at 6:00 pm on a Saturday night. We were lucky and got seated quickly. Service was great. They took our order and within...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our SV OoTM group came here after our regional tournament at Carlmont HS last night, as we did last year. We had turn over, egg plant, pumpkin as appetizers and they are all very good. The curry dishes however were not as good as i...More

Thank Allrelative
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

I had a delicious lamb dish with spinach and onion here. The hostess was very friendly and cheerful. I would go back here and feel good about turning my friends on to this authentic, delicious cuisine. I want to try the kabobs!!!!!! I also recommend...More

Thank Mari A
Reviewed 13 February 2018

I have been there several times over the past three years. The food is excellent and the ambience is wonderful. I have tried several things on the menu and all of them were above average. The service is also good.

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Kabul's has been one of our favorites for a long time. They have another location, but we prefer San Carlos. Whether skewers of moist, flavorful lamb kebabs (also availaable mixed with chicken or shrimp) or Mata Challaw - a fantastic lamb stew, this place is...More

Thank GSel239
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We recently visited Kabul Afghan Cuisine again. This is one of our very FAVORITE restaurants. The service is spectacular and the food is delicious. The flavors of the food are delicious and the meals are perfectly prepared. The portions are ample and there is an...More

1  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Have visited the resturant numerous times with family and out of towon guests. It has consistent quality and generous portions. Great value.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been dining at this restaurant for over 10 years. The food has been consistently excellent and the service is excellent.

Thank Ashok M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Enjoyed a family meal with extended family. The service staff were very helpful in selecting foods for our group. All the food selections were fantastic, especially the skewered lamb.

Thank Geri0105
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Kabul is an institution in San Carlos. Authentic Afghan cuisine, terrific ambience, appetizers and mains. Don't forget dessert! Absolutely the best lamb I've ever been served in a restaurant -- spiced and cooked to perfection, consistently.

Thank Beachcomber2323
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24 August 2016|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, They were great helping me to have my 80th birthday party there. It took special planning to have it on a Saturday lunch when they are usually closed. Michelle is very easy to work with. She is creative and added good... More
5 November 2015|
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Response from OmarKhayyam | Reviewed this property |
What kind of restaurant does Jeff E go to that has no menu? Sounds too expensive for me, too, but if they have a menu, I read not only the choices but the prices.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070-2403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-594-2840
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